AnyTrack? Not around here!

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

6 Responses

  1. Dave says:

    You might want to check this out…
    About half way thru the video they discuss the tracking.

  2. DefJef says:

    Hey… I am for “competition”… but the cell phone “network” in the states is a disgrace.
    Why the hell can’t they have a single standard.. even world wide?
    What a horror. These telcoms should be shot.

  3. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Thanks for that video link, Dave. I know the characters and product but had not watched it. Paradox’s Nav Tracker is not at all like AnyTrack. In fact it uses the same Satamatic Inmarsat D hardware that I tried last year:
    Inmarsat D has a coverage map that’s almost the entire globe, and it’s real!

  4. Aaron Lynch says:

    I think I may have found a way to pay for my retirement! I just have to stick one of these things on Lindsay Lohan’s car, and then I can scoop all the paparazzi and photograph her whenever she leaves rehab!
    Thank you panbo!! I can think of lots of ways to abuse this technology but not too many good ones.

  5. ahs says:

    Hi Ben:
    We’re disappointed that you were not able to get a good feel for our product. We think you would have been impressed by it, and in particular, its potential use for keeping track of trailered boats.
    To ensure customer satisfaction we encourage prospective customers to check cellular coverage before purchasing. We also provide a service guarantee that entitles them to a full product and service refund if they are not completely satisfied.
    Cellular coverage areas are continually being expanded. Perhaps at some point you would be willing to give us another try.
    Best regards,
    Anne Simons

  6. jrb207 says:

    So I guess this would work great as long as your trailered boat was stolen in a major metropolitan area or at a Starbucks.
    Good thing for Ben that his “network” of Panbo readers has a greater reach than his cell coverage area or his boat “Gizmo” might not have been recovered.
    Might be a good product if it could span all the cell networks. Sounds like too many products these days.

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